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MAIN UPDATE ONLY LAUNCH UPDATE THREAD for the CRS-7/SpX-7 Dragon Mission to the ISS.

Any posts that are not updates will be removed. Other threads are available, see below.

June 28 at 10:21 Eastern.

ASDS ARTICLE:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/06/spacex-augments-upgrades-drone-ship-armada/

STATIC FIRE ARTICLE:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/06/spacex-static-fire-falcon-9-crs7-mission/

LAUNCH DAY ARTICLE:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/06/falcon-9-crs-7-dragon-commute-orbit/

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Resources:

SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21862.0

SpaceX News Articles (Recent):
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/spacex/

Dragon Articles:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/dragon/

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SpaceX GENERAL Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=45.0 - please use this for general questions NOT specific to this mission.

SpaceX MISSIONS Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=55.0 - this section is for everything specific to SpaceX missions.

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - CRS-7/SpX-7 DISCUSSION THREAD:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37476.0

Party Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37749.0

CRS-7 ASDS Landing Bingo:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37737.0

Please Focus ASDS comments to the threads in this section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=66.0

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L2 SpaceX Section - now a dedicated full section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=55.0

Dedicated L2 CRS-7/SpX-7:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37611.0

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Static Fire on the books for June 17 NET.

Now 26th post slip.

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And we believe the ASDS for this flight just arrived in Jacksonville and it is *not* the "Just Read the Instructions".  We should get more details on Saturday.

EDIT: I should have written "not the MARMAC 300" (which is the ASDS who handled the previous landing attempts).  The MARMAC 304 is currently tied up in Jacksonville, but it might in fact inherit the "Just Read the Instructions" name.  At the moment there is no name painted on it.

EDIT for the benefit of latecomers to the thread: as it turns out the MARMAC 304 did not inherit the JRtI name; it is named "Of Course I Still Love You".
« Last Edit: 06/28/2015 01:56 PM by cscott »

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June 11, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-15

Deadline Moved Up for Media Accreditation for Next SpaceX Station Resupply Launch

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

The media accreditation deadline has been moved up for the June 26 launch of NASA's next commercial cargo resupply mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida to the International Space Station.

Media prelaunch and launch activities will take place at CCAFS and nearby at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. For international media without U.S. citizenship, accreditation is open until noon on June 16 for Kennedy access only. The deadline for U.S. media to apply for credentials is now noon on June 15.

All media accreditation requests must be submitted online at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

All media representatives must present two forms of unexpired legal, government identification to access Kennedy. One form must be a photo ID, such as a passport or driver's license. Questions about accreditation should be directed to Jennifer Horner at jennifer.p.horner@nasa.gov or 321-867-6598.

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket at approximately 11:09 a.m. EDT on the company’s seventh NASA-contracted cargo mission and its eighth visit to the station. The flight will deliver several tons of supplies, such as new science experiments and technology research, as well as the first of two International Docking Adapters. These adapters will be installed on the station to facilitate docking of commercial crew spacecraft, including the Boeing CST-100 and SpaceX Crew Dragon.

For more information about the SpaceX resupply mission, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/spacex

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Static Fire on the books for June 17 NET.

Now the 24th on the L2 Cape schedules.

Natural flow alignment. 17th was rather early in the first place.

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Chris also posted about this in L2, so Looks like a 2 day slip...

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This was confirmed on today's NASA TV ISS coverage.  Rendezvous and berthing on June 30.

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This was confirmed on today's NASA TV ISS coverage.  Rendezvous and berthing on June 30.

Do you have a link for that schedule? As of 12:06 Eastern on 19 June, the schedule here www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/MM_NTV_Breaking.html was still showing the 29th of June for the berthing coverage.

Thanks

Online Chris Bergin

Yeah, sorry - it wasn't a usual channel for the overnight info, so that's why I didn't post out of L2 (where we check info), but clearly it's official now.

It is vehicle related, so I'll see where things stand with the Static Fire.

And it did, the 26th for the Static Fire.

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This was confirmed on today's NASA TV ISS coverage.  Rendezvous and berthing on June 30.
a shrubbery on Mars

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As expected, the Static Fire has slipped in line with the launch date slip.

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June 19, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-15

NASA TV Coverage Set for Seventh SpaceX Resupply Mission to Space Station

NASA commercial partner SpaceX currently is targeting Sunday, June 28, for the launch of its seventh cargo delivery to the International Space Station under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 9 a.m. EDT.

The company’s Falcon 9 rocket will lift off at 10:21 a.m. carrying its Dragon cargo spacecraft to the station from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Dragon spacecraft will be filled with more than 4,000 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials for the science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 44 and 45.

In addition to launch coverage, NASA also will host a series of prelaunch news conferences and events on Friday, June 26, and Thursday, June 27, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. All briefings will air live on NASA TV and the agency's website.

Science payloads will offer new insight to combustion in microgravity, perform the first space-based observations of meteors entering Earth’s atmosphere, continue solving potential crew health risks and make new strides toward being able to grow food in space. Research continues to support the twins study and one-year mission investigations with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly.

This mission also is launching more than 30 student experiments, all of which are flying to the U.S. National Laboratory managed by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS).

The first of two International Docking Adapters for the station will be delivered in Dragon’s unpressurized trunk. The adapters will enable space station docking of commercial crew spacecraft, including the Boeing CST-100 and SpaceX Crew Dragon.

A Sunday launch will result in the Dragon spacecraft arriving at the space station on Tuesday, June 30. Expedition 44 Flight Engineer Scott Kelly of NASA will use the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to reach out and capture Dragon at approximately 7 a.m. Station commander Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will support Kelly as they operate from the station's cupola.

NASA TV coverage of rendezvous and grapple of Dragon will begin at 5:30 a.m. Coverage of Dragon's installation to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module will begin at 8:30 a.m.

If the launch does not occur on Sunday, the next launch opportunity would be at 9:58 a.m. on Monday, June 29, resulting in a grapple and berthing on Thursday, July 2.

After more than five weeks at the space station, the spacecraft will return with more than 1,400 pounds of cargo, including science experiments, crew supplies, hardware and computer resources, space station hardware, and trash.

The deadline for media to apply for accreditation has passed. For more information about media accreditation, contact Jennifer Horner at 321-867-6598 or jennifer.p.horner@nasa.gov.
 

PRESS ACCREDITATION OFFICE HOURS OF OPERATION

Badges will be issued at the Press Accreditation Office located on State Road 3, Merritt Island. Badging hours of operation are as follows:

Friday, June 26: 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. and noon – 2:30 p.m.
 Saturday, June 27: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
 Sunday, June 28: 1:30 a.m. – 3 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

For more information about media accreditation, contact Jennifer Horner at 321-867-6598 or jennifer.p.horner@nasa.gov.
 

PRESS SITE HOURS OF OPERATION

The NASA Press Site at Kennedy will be open as follows:

Friday, June 26: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 Saturday, June 27: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 Sunday, June 28: 2 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
 Monday, June 29: In the event of a 24-hour scrub, 1:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
NASA SOCIAL

Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28: Morning check-in time for Friday is 8 a.m. Up to 50 social media representatives were invited to cover launch. The Kennedy Press Site Annex will serve as their home base, and they will view launch from the NASA Causeway. Social media will attend the same Press Site activities as the traditional news media. Social media representatives will attend pad viewing at 3:30 a.m. from Universal Camera Site 3 and may have additional stops.
 
ISS SCIENCE, RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY PANEL ON NASA TV

Friday, June 26 (L-2 days): An ISS Science, Research and Technology briefing will be held at Kennedy’s Press Site at 1 p.m. NASA Television will provide live coverage, as well as streaming Internet coverage.

Participants will be:
•Dr. Julie Robinson, chief program scientist, International Space Station, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
•Dr. Michael B. Stenger, principal investigator, Fluid Shifts, Wyle Science Technology and Engineering Group, Houston
•Dr. Alessandro Grattoni, principal investigator, Microchannel Diffusion, Houston Methodist Research Institute, for the Center for the Advancement for Science in Space (CASIS)
•CASIS representative TBD
 

INTERNATIONAL DOCKING ADAPTER/COMMERCIAL CREW/PRELAUNCH PANEL ON NASA TV

Saturday, June 27 (L-1 day): A briefing covering the International Docking Adapter, Commercial Crew and a prelaunch status will be held at Kennedy’s Press Site at 2 p.m. EDT. NASA Television will provide live coverage, as well as streaming Internet coverage.

Participants will be:
•International Space Station Program representative TBD
•Commercial Crew Program representative TBD
•Chris Ferguson, Crew and Mission Systems director, Boeing
•Hans Koenigsmann, vice president of Mission Assurance, SpaceX
•Kathy Winters, launch weather officer, 45th Weather Squadron
 
POST-LAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE ON NASA TV

Sunday, June 28: A post-launch news conference will be held at approximately 90 minutes after launch. NASA Television will provide live coverage, as well as streaming Internet coverage.

Participants in the post-launch news conference will be:
•International Space Station representative TBD
•Hans Koenigsmann, vice president of Mission Assurance, SpaceX
 

NEWS MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA TOURS

News and social media participants will receive tours of various facilities and receive briefings about upcoming NASA and commercial partner activities.
 
Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF)

Friday, June 26 (L-2 Days): News media will depart the Press Site by bus at 8:30 a.m. for a tour of the TPSF and an update and return at 10:45 a.m. Social media will depart the Press Site by bus at 10:15 a.m. and return at 11:45 a.m. Representatives from Orion, Sierra Nevada Corporation and SpaceX will be participating. Media interested in attending the tour inside the TPSF must RSVP via email to Jennifer Horner at jennifer.p.horner@nasa.gov by noon on Thursday, June 25.
 
Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) Platform

Friday, June 26 (L-2 Days): News media and social media will depart the Press Site by bus at 2:45 p.m. and return at 4:30 p.m.
 

Space Station Processing Facility

Saturday, June 27 (L-1 Day): News media and social media will depart the Press Site by bus at noon and return at 1:50 p.m. The tour inside the SSPF will include an update on Nitrogen Oxygen Recharge System (NORS), the International Docking Adaptor and research labs Veggie and Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC), all flying up on CRS-7.
 
REMOTE CAMERA SETUPS AND FALCON 9 LAUNCH PAD PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

Sunday, June 28 (Launch Day): There will be photo opportunity of the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule on the launch pad, and media will be able to establish sound-activated remote cameras at the launch pad. The location is within Space Launch Complex 40 on the east side of the complex outside the pad perimeter fence. Timing for remote camera set up is TBD.
 
NEWS AND SOCIAL MEDIA LAUNCH VIEWING

Sunday, June 28 (Launch Day): News media and social media may view the launch from the NASA Causeway. Busses for news media and social media will depart from the Press Site parking lot for the NASA Causeway at 9 a.m. A sign-up sheet will be available in the newsroom for news media desiring to photograph the launch from the roof of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). The space available is limited, and media must sign up in person. Departure from the NASA News Center for the VAB will be at 9:15 a.m.
 
NASA TV LAUNCH COVERAGE

Sunday, June 28 (Launch day): NASA TV live coverage will begin at 9 a.m. EDT and conclude at approximately 11 a.m. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

Audio only of the news conferences and launch coverage will be carried on the NASA “V” circuits, which may be accessed by dialing 321-867-1220, -1240, -1260 or -7135. On launch day, "mission audio," the launch conductor’s countdown activities without NASA TV launch commentary, will be carried on 321-867-7135 starting at 8:30 a.m. Launch also will be available on local amateur VHF radio frequency 146.940 MHz heard within Brevard County on the Space Coast.
 
IN-FLIGHT NASA TV COVERAGE

If launch occurs June 28, NASA TV will provide live coverage June 30 of the arrival of the Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station. Grapple and berthing coverage will begin at 5:30 a.m. EDT with grapple at approximately 7 a.m.
 
NASA WEB PRELAUNCH AND LAUNCH COVERAGE

Prelaunch and launch day coverage of the SpaceX CRS-7 flight will be available on the NASA website. Coverage will include live streaming and text updates beginning at 9 a.m. as the countdown milestones occur. On-demand streaming video, podcast and photos of the launch will be available shortly after liftoff. For questions about countdown coverage, contact Joshua Santora at 321-867-6357. You can follow countdown coverage on our launch blog and learn more about the SpaceX CRS-7 mission by going to the mission home page at:

http://www.nasa.gov/SpaceX

TWITTER

The Kennedy Twitter feed will be updated throughout the launch countdown. To access the feed, visit:

http://www.twitter.com/NASAKennedy

FACEBOOK

The Kennedy Facebook feed will be updated throughout the launch countdown. To access the feed, visit:

http://www.facebook.com/NASAKennedy

RECORDED STATUS

Recorded status reports on the launch of SpaceX CRS-7 and associated prelaunch activities will be provided on the Kennedy media phone line starting Thursday, June 25. The telephone number is 321-867-2525.

WIRELESS CAPABILITY

Wireless capability for the news media is available at the Kennedy Press Site.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For video b-roll and other International Space Station media resources, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/stationnews

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/station


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Static fire set for June 26 1300-2100Z. https://i.imgur.com/Kv7fK5C.png
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Mission overview (2-pager) now available.  Gives cargo and research highlights:

http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_crs7_mission_overview.pdf

(copy also attached)

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Map for CRS-7, it's a slightly different shape compared to CRS-6 but it's mostly the same. Here's Google format where you can toggle CRS-6 for comparison and click on items for more data/links. https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zXmjsQgIEPtk.kSyT9f2SlzlM

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Something from SpaceX's new Instagram account:  New drone ship ready for Sunday's rocket landing attempt.

https://instagram.com/p/4U7-5Xl8cZ/

edit: SpaceX uploaded a larger version to their flickr acct.  h/t to xpete for finding it.
« Last Edit: 06/25/2015 12:07 AM by deruch »
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Weather forecasters predict 90% chance of favorable weather for the @SpaceX's June 28th 10:21 a.m. launch of Dragon

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That's "favorable".

Static Fire on track for tomorrow after the F9 and CRS-7 Dragon resolved their argument. ;D

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And here is the forecast:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints:  10%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule

24-hour delay probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Flight through Precipitation

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Mission patch. The seven stars match the mission number.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Press kit for CRS-7 now available (27 pages):

http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_nasa_crs-7_presskit.pdf

(copy also attached)

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